The number of unusable sites has decreased from 3,386 (6.55 percent of all sites nationwide) to 1,076 as a consequence of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) and telecom operators’ efforts to restore connection (2.08 percent).
Devastating floods and heavy rains that caused misery across the nation also caused damage to the sites.
The telecom regulator stated that attempts are still being made to fully restore all communication services. Telecom infrastructure has been impacted by flooding and rain in Balochistan, Southern Punjab, Upper Sindh, and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The statement said that included prolonged power breakdowns, continuous heavy rains causing flood water to enter exchange buildings, and cuts in optical fiber cable due to landsliding remains a challenge.
It further said that PTA has been monitoring the situation round the clock and has made all possible efforts so that people can stay connected in these difficult times.